Just cheer us on!
Since discovering we will be going to Disney, there hasn’t been much information. We’re on pins and needles with three weeks until departing. But, we found out there will be a runDisney fun run while we are there and I signed up.
I mean it.
Anybody that knows me knows I’ve never been a runner. Right down to the timed 9-minute mile in elementary school where we collected straws for each lap and I finally did it and that mean Ms. Dagle wouldn’t give me the last straw, so she said I didn’t complete it.
The last time I ran anywhere (besides when my children are hurt), I think was a 1-mile turkey trot in college that my roommate made me run a second mile. Ouch. I had to ice my knees for days! So no running.
But, with the fear of being left out in me (yes, I have a problem), I immediately signed up for the 2 mile “fun run” with a mandatory pace of 13 minutes/mile or better. And then I got to “training”
I realize that 2 miles is a walk in the park for most people, but I don’t want to be sore or injured, so I’m trying to build up to it. After three walk/run attempts (two with small people in tow, one of whom thinks whining is part of the mandatory requirements for riding her bike), I think I’m getting there.
The good thing is, this one isn’t screaming in the stroller (like she usually is) and the occasional giggle at her sister keeps it light and fun.
Fortunately, my much encouragement required daughter really has been a trooper. Yesterday, right in front of the house at the end of our jog/walk/run, she got distracted and stopped paying attention to where she was going. Right as I said “you need to pay attent….” she leaned off the side of her bike and scraped her knee up. Even with a scratch, she pulled her bike up to the house.
Even with the doubling back, having to literally give my girl a push on her bike and constant cheering section I’ve become, I feel confident if I keep it up, the 13 minute mile will happen. Because I’m no quitter (but seriously, please tell me the pollen isn’t as bad in Florida, because I sound like an old woman with my deep, sexy voice).
I’m going to do it, right? You’ll see me crossing that finish line 3 weeks from today at or before 6:26am! My thoughts will be with those in Boston the entire time.